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Heath, Eric Walmsley 1923-:[Lone runner at the boycotted Moscow Olympics pulls his own starter gun]. The Dominion, 12 May 1980.

Reference Number: B-157-032

In an empty stadium, apart from a janitor, a New Zealander runner is using a string to trigger the starting gun as he lines up at the starting line. Beside him the lanes for USA, Pakistan, Japan and Canada are empty. The stadium is decorated with the Olympic symbol and the hammer and sickle. The 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow were boycotted because of the invasion of Afghanistan by Soviet Russia.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Ink drawings and Cartoons (Commentary), related to Russia) Olympic Games (22nd ; 1980 ; Moscow, Fun & Games - New Zealand Cartoon Perspectives on the Olympics 1952-2000. :Cartoon exhibition., The Dominion (Newspaper. 1907-2002), Eric Walmsley Heath, Moscow, Track and field athletes, Boycotts, Olympics and Stadiums.

Part of:
Heath, Eric Walmsley 1923- and Lodge, Nevile Sidney 1918-1989:Eleven cartoons by Heath and five by Lodge on the 1980 Olympics held in Moscow., Reference Number B-157-028/043 (4 digitised items)

Extent: 1 original cartoon(s)Black ink and crayon 325 x 398 mm.. Single art work

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